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Ex-Rams running back Lawrence Phillips charged with murder in cellmate's death

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chuck Schilken) — Former football star Lawrence Phillips has been charged with first-degree murder in the strangling death of his prison cellmate in April, according to the Kern County district attorney's...
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Lakers in review: Jim Buss hoping Lakers establish young core

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers will begin training camp in just over a month and start the season on Oct. 28 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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Lakers set to sign Euroleague veteran guard Marcelo Huertas

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — The Lakers have reached an agreement to sign Euroleague guard Marcelo Huertas to a one-year contract, The Times confirmed Monday afternoon.
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Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal share fond Lakers memories in podcast released Monday

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — Early on in his much anticipated appearance on a podcast with former teammate and rival Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant said he is not one for nostalgia.Before long, however, the Lakers superstar...
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Polish official 'more than 99%' sure Nazi gold train exists

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Carol J. Williams) — For decades the whispers persisted among the factory workers and lumberjacks of southwest Poland that a Nazi train laden with plundered gold, jewels and artworks had been hidden beneath the Owl...
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Jim Buss defends Coach Byron Scott and the Lakers' use of analytics

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — A popular topic in NBA circles is analytics, which involve studying advanced statistics to gain an advantage on the basketball court.
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Jim Buss talks about D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and the Lakers' struggles

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Lakers part-owner Jim Buss says he's anxious for the new season to begin, and one of the reasons is the team's top draft pick, D'Angelo Russell.
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Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant talk about old feud on new podcast

OC Register (BY JANIS CARR) — They were heated words between two highly competitive players that not only potentially cost the Lakers additional championships, but ultimately caused a split that rocked all of the NBA.The...
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Lakers make signing of Florida guard Michael Frazier official

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — On Tuesday, the Lakers announced the signing of undrafted Florida guard Michael Frazier.
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Lakers, Metta World Peace have 'casual conversations' about a return

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — The Lakers and Metta World Peace have had "casual conversations" about the forward returning to play for the team, said an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
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Metta World Peace returning to Lakers?

OC Register (BY JANIS CARR) — Metta World Peace could be headed back to the Lakers.The mercurial small forward’s representatives have spoken with the Lakers about a signing World Peace to a possible one-year deal, although...
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Lakers promote Ryan West to director of player personnel

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers have promoted Ryan West to director of player personnel.
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Lakers' Kobe Bryant returns to court to practice shooting

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Kobe Bryant is finally able to practice shooting.
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Kobe Bryant helps Taylor Swift hang her own banner at Staples Center

Los Angeles Times (Dan Loumena) — Kobe Bryant might not have returned to the basketball court with the Lakers, but he was back in the spotlight at Staples Center on Friday night with Taylor Swift to help the superstar singer...
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Peers give D'Angelo Russell 9.7% chance of winning rookie of the year

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell has a 9.7% change of winning rookie of the year for the 2015-16 season, according to the NBA's annual rookie survey
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Lakers agree to terms with Florida guard Michael Frazier

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers have agreed to terms with undrafted free agent guard Michael Frazier.
  • 18 days ago
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Kobe Bryant confronts D'Angelo Russell over GOAT tweet, makes peace

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — For the second time this summer, a Lakers' first-round draft pick got into hot water with Kobe Bryant on Twitter.
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Jonathan Holmes signs with Lakers, but only $100,000 is guaranteed

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers signed undrafted forward Jonathan Holmes on Thursday  to a two-year contract.
  • 20 days ago
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D-Fenders Coach Casey Owens eager to lead Lakers' D-League affiliate

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Last week, the D-Fenders named Casey Owens head coach of the Lakers' NBA Development League affiliate.
  • 20 days ago
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Lakers sign Texas forward Jonathan Holmes to a two-year deal

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers on Thursday signed forward Jonathan Holmes to a two-year deal.
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Blog Articles

Jim Harbaugh's Michigan debut is spoiled, but he sees promise

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Dufresne) — Jim Harbaugh's coaching debut at Michigan produced the largest crowd in the history of Rice-Eccles Stadium.
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Nolan McDonald helps Poly pull out 20-17 win over Narbonne

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — The physicality, athleticism and pure strength on display during Thursday night's big-boy football game between 19-time Southern Section champion Long Beach Poly and City Section power Harbor...
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Dodgers' Mat Latos encounters early trouble; rotation spot in jeopardy

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Dylan Hernandez) — - How much longer will Mat Latos be in the Dodgers' rotation?
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Corey Seager shines but bullpen falters again in Dodgers' 10-7 loss

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Steve Dilbeck) — Early review after phenom Corey Seager played his first game for the Dodgers: He's not going to let high expectations be a burden.
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Novartis unit to start selling copy of Amgen drug Neupogen

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Novartis said Thursday that its Sandoz subsidiary will begin selling Zarxio, a copycat version of Amgen's infection-fighting Neupogen, in the United States.
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Top players survive the heat and advance at U.S. Open

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Dwyre) — Despite the heat reaching into the high 80s and extreme humidity, advances mostly came easily for the top players in the U.S. Open here Thursday.
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Animal shelters improving, officials say, but activists call conditions inhumane

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Abby Sewell, Emily Alpert Reyes) — The running battle over the treatment of dogs and cats in government-run shelters in the Los Angeles area has produced a mixed, intensely disputed record of reform and has left animal rights...
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San Diego is a salt mover and shaker in desalination campaign

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Tony Perry) — San Diego may be known as "America's Finest City," but - at least this week - it's also the epicenter of the desalination and water reuse movement.
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State lawmakers approve traffic relief and stricter penalties for sex offenders

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Patrick McGreevy) — Los Angeles County motorists would be able to use carpool lanes on some local freeways during off-peak hours under a proposal state lawmakers sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday.
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The ads: Oil companies' radio and TV spots

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Oil companies are running a radio spot that sounds like a public service alert. Television ads are being aired around the state by oil companies to fight what they call the "California Gas...
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Oil industry, environmentalists in ad war over bill to cut gasoline use

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Megerian) — - When Californians check their mailboxes or flip on their radios these days, they might be forgiven for thinking an election is around the corner.
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No charges after O.C. supervisor handcuffed man who was 'preaching the word of God'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (James Queally) — Unnerved by a man who was "preaching the word of God" and suspiciously eying a butter knife, Orange County Board of Supervisors Chair Todd Spitzer apparently handcuffed a man at a Foothills...
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With climate change and road repairs, Brown jumps into last-minute legislative fray

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Megerian, Melanie Mason) — Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown raised eyebrows by dodging questions about debates over legislation and joking that he stands "above the fray."
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Bernard Tomic might have won more than a U.S. Open match

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Dwyre) — It was the ultimate Aussie audition here Thursday, and it took place in the most dramatic of circumstances. They finished at night, at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, and did so out on the...
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California fines oil companies for failing to report water use data

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Julie Cart) — The state fined 30 oil companies on Thursday for failing to meet a deadline to report information about the source, volume and disposal of water used in oil and gas production.
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Manny Pacquiao likely to fight one more time, promoter Bob Arum says

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lance Pugmire) — Manny Pacquiao's promoter said Thursday that he expects the fighter to get in the ring once more before he retires to focus on a life in politics.
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Friday TV Highlights: 'Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church' on Showtime

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ed Stockly) — Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes
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Sen. Dianne Feinstein pushes bill to create more homeless housing on VA campus

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Gale Holland) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Thursday she would introduce legislation to move veterans from the county's alleyways and sidewalk shantytowns onto the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs'...
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Ruling on Tom Brady offers clarity to Las Vegas oddsmakers

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Alex Shultz) — Tom Brady is back, and Las Vegas oddsmakers can breathe a sigh of relief.
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Ruling doesn't mean Tom Brady is innocent

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Plaschke) — The only thing worse than deflated footballs is an inflated celebration over their apparent irrelevance. Yet such parties were being thrown throughout New England on Thursday when a federal...
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